Most Valuable Rookie Card of Every NBA 75th Anniversary Team Member

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The NBA 75th Anniversary Team has been announced. On it are 76 of the greatest names to ever step on the basketball court. Any such list is always open to debate, which is part of the fun.

You know what else is fun? Taking a look at the NBA 75th Anniversary Team’s most valuable Rookie Cards. For a large chunk, they have only one RC to begin with. For modern players, there are some true rarities. At any rate, this list represents a lot of iconic cardboard.

Some can run tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars. For some, it’s less than $10. Like the players on the list, their Rookie Cards represent several eras in the hobby.

Take a trip through basketball card history in the gallery and breakdown below. In addition to each player’s top RC, there are also links to their complete card checklists as archived in the Beckett database.

Most Valuable Rookie Card for Every NBA 75th Anniversary Team Member

The following list features the most valuable Rookie Card for the entire NBA 75th Anniversary Team. For players with more than one RC, the one with the highest value according to the Beckett Price Guide is shown.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

1969-70 Topps #25

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1969-70 Topps Lew Alcindor Rookie Card

Ray Allen

1996-97 Topps Chrome #217

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Giannis Antetokounmpo

2013-14 Panini National Treasures #130 Auto Patch /99

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2013-14 Panini National Treasures Giannis Antetokounmpo Rookie Card

Carmelo Anthony

2003-04 Exquisite Collection #76 Auto Patch /99

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2003 Upper Deck Exquisite Carmelo Anthony RC

Nate Archibald

1971-72 Topps #29

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Paul Arizin

1957-58 Topps #10

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Charles Barkley

1986-87 Fleer #7

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Rick Barry

1971-72 Topps #170

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Elgin Baylor

1961-62 Fleer #3

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Dave Bing

1969-70 Topps #55

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Larry Bird

1980-81 Topps #34 with #174 Julius Erving, #139 Magic Johnson

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Kobe Bryant

1996-97 Topps Chrome #138

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Wilt Chamberlain

1961-62 Fleer #8

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Bob Cousy

1957-58 Topps #17

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Dave Cowens

1971-72 Topps #47

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Billy Cunningham

1969-70 Topps #40

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Stephen Curry

2009-10 Playoff National Treasures #206 Auto Patch /99

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Anthony Davis

2012-13 Panini National Treasures #151 Auto Patch /199

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Dave DeBusschere

1969-70 Topps #85

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Clyde Drexler

1986-87 Fleer #26

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Tim Duncan

1997-98 Topps Chrome #115

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1997-98 Topps Chrome Tim Duncan Rookie Card

Kevin Durant

2007-08 Exquisite Collection #94 Auto Patch /99

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Julius Erving

1972-73 Topps #195

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Patrick Ewing

1986-87 Fleer #32

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Walt Frazier

1969-70 Topps #98

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Kevin Garnett

1995-96 Finest #115

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1995-96 Topps Finest Kevin Garnett Rookie Card

George Gervin

1974-75 Topps #196

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Hal Greer

1961-62 Fleer #16

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James Harden

2019-10 Playoff National Treasures #203 Auto Patch /99

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John Havlicek

1969-70 Topps #20

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Elvin Hayes

1969-70 Topps #75

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Allen Iverson

1996-97 Topps Chrome #171

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LeBron James

2003-04 Exquisite Collection #78 Auto Patch /99

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Magic Johnson

1980-81 Topps #139 with #34 Larry Bird, #174 Julius Erving

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Sam Jones

1961-62 Fleer #23

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Michael Jordan

1986-87 Fleer #57

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1986-87 Fleer Michael Jordan Rookie Card

Jason Kidd

1994-95 Finest #286

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Kawhi Leonard

2012-13 Panini National Treasures #114 Auto Patch /199

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Damian Lillard

2012-13 Panini Flawless #98 /20

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Jerry Lucas

1969-70 Topps #45

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Karl Malone

1986-87 Fleer #68

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Moses Malone

1975-76 Topps #254

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Pete Maravich

1970-71 Topps #123

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Bob McAdoo

1973-74 Topps #135

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Kevin McHale

1981-82 Topps #75

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George Mikan

1948 Bowman #69

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Reggie Miller

1988-89 Fleer #57

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Earl Monroe

1969-70 Topps #80

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Steve Nash

1996-97 Topps Chrome #182

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Dirk Nowitzki

1998-99 SP Authentic #99

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Shaquille O’Neal

1992-93 Topps #362

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Hakeem Olajuwon

1986-87 Fleer #82

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Robert Parish

1977-78 Topps #111

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Chris Paul

2005-06 Exquisite Collection #46 Auto Patch /99

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Gary Payton

1990-91 Fleer Update #U92

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Bob Pettit

1957-58 Topps #24

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Paul Pierce

1998-99 SP Authentic #100 /3500

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Scottie Pippen

1988-89 Fleer #20

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Willis Reed

1969-70 Topps #60

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Oscar Robertson

1961-62 Fleer #36

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David Robinson

1989-90 Hoops #138

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Dennis Rodman

1988-89 Fleer #43

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Bill Russell

1957-58 Topps #77

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Dolph Schayes

1957-58 Topps #13

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Bill Sharman

1957-58 Topps #5

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John Stockton

1988-89 Fleer #115

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Isiah Thomas

1986-87 Fleer #109

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Nate Thurmond

1969-70 Topps #10

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Wes Unseld

1969-70 Topps #56

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Dwyane Wade

2003-04 Exquisite Collection #74 Auto Patch /99

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Bill Walton

1974-75 Topps #39

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Jerry West

1961-62 Fleer #43

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Russell Westbrook

2008-09 Exquisite Collection #93 Auto Patch /225

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Lenny Wilkens

1961-62 Fleer #44

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Dominique Wilkins

1986-87 Fleer #121

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James Worthy

1986-87 Fleer #131

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1986-87 Fleer James Worthy RC

How many of the NBA 75th Anniversary Team do you have Rookie Cards of? Any at or near the top of your wish lists?

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Ryan Cracknell

A collector for much of his life, Ryan focuses primarily on building sets, Montreal Expos and interesting cards. He's also got one of the most comprehensive collections of John Jaha cards in existence (not that there are a lot of them). Got a question, story idea or want to get in touch? You can reach him by email and through Twitter @tradercracks.

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